Jämä green Luhka
Essentially a short cape, in this case made of waterproof fabric! A compact, traditional alternative for protection from rain and wind. Not a thin shower curtain, but made of soft and fluffy PU-coated material. Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath.
The good old "Laplander Cloak". The Luhka, or Luhkka, is an age old poncho style design that originates from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. A simple and versatile piece of clothing developed by the indigenous peoples of the far north for outdoor work in a harsh climate. We got a batch of surplus hunting garment fabric from a clothing manufacturer and decided to put it in use.
A clever little detail we added is the simple toggle button "cuffs". By closing these toggles a sort of sleeves are formed at the outer edges of the cloak. These help keep the luhka in place and prevents it from flapping around wildly, quite handy when doing any kind of work with your hands.
The hood and collar area are sized to fit regular head sizes. The head hole and collar are quite tightly sized so that they cover up your neck properly for wind protection. We made the hole just a tad larger than on the woolen version.
The fabric consists of a brushed, fleece-like polyester, with PU coating on the inside, making the fabric waterproof. Specs:
- 100% brushed polyester
- PU-coating on the inside
- Water resistance: 10000 mm - waterproof
- Breathability: 10000 g m2/24h
Just as waterproof as regular rain capes, but we didn't opt for taped seams, those would have cost quite a bit more. However the way the seams are made is quite tight. The cape form helps with air circulation.
Machine wash in 40 degrees Celsius when necessary. Hang dry.
Since this is a poncho type cloak the only detail that is somewhat important when it comes to sizing is the hood. The hood is designed to fit "regular" size heads with a wool cap or even fur hat on. Bigger melons might be a tight squeeze with thicker headwear on.
Model's height 175 cm, width Medium.
Jämä is upcycled surplus
Jämä is a Finnish word meaning leftovers or scraps. It’s also one of our house brands for equipment made from recycled or surplus materials. From time to time we accumulate stuff that doesn't sell well but is made out of outstanding materials. We've also got several capable seamstresses here, and the equation is pretty clear: cut that useless stuff apart and sew it back together to create something useful.
Because Finnish labour is one of the most expensive in the world, these are very simple, practical and rugged in design. Our development and prototype production remains in-house while most of the production is outsourced to Turku - still within Finland. Simplicity means strength: the fewer parts there are, the smaller the chance of breaking anything.
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Russian RD-54 combat webbing, surplus
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Blackhawk Large Utility Pouch, green, surplus
Blackhawk Compass/Strobe Pouch, green, surplus
Soviet fur-flannel mittens, black, surplus
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Särmä TST CP10 Mini Combat pack
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Särmä Zip-off trousers
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Farasha E. 24.08.2019